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    February 1, 2013
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>> the brady bill, now the brady law since 1993, has prevented two million people from buying guns, felons, domestic abusers, dangerously mentally ill. the problem is, those same people can go down the street to a gun show, go on the internet and buy a gun. >> it's an unurt the early untrue argument that passing a quote-unquote gun control law would make it easier for criminals to get guns. it's exactly the opposite. they would make it harder for criminals to get guns and actually reaffirm the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and are intending to use their guns safely. >> criminals aren't going to go to background checks. they are not going to go to the gun store and fill out a form. they are going to steal their guns, get them on the black market. >> well, two million people tried and were turned down because of the brady law. >> and only 44 were prosecuted. what does that tell you about
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our ability to deal -- >> that's a separate issue. i've said that. you refuse to acknowledge that there's more we can do before we focus on that. that doesn't represent what your members think. >> the question was about common ground. this is clearly not an issue where there's common ground. i appreciate you both being on and having this discussion. we want to continue that. dan gross, sandy early start" begins now. masked gunman on the loose. police say he killed a prosecutor in broad daylight, right in front of the courthouse. so did chuck hagel roll it? roughed up in the senate. geraldo rivera for senate.
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he is truly considering run for office. >> if he says it, it must be true. >> really? do you recall some special moments with geraldo? i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman. friday, february 1st. february already. an intense manhunt for one, possibly two suspects after an assistant district attorney gunned down outside a courthouse in texas. mark hos, a prosecutor in kaufmann county, killed after being shot several times as he got out of his car in the courthouse parking lot yesterday. authorities are pleading for leads. the fbi is helping in the case and his boss had a message for those responsible. >> i hope that the people that did this are watching. because we're very confident that we're going to find you,
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we're going to pull out of whatever hole you are in, and we're going to bring you back and let the people of kaufman county prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. >> drew griffin is live in texas this morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: really, no developments overnight as far as we know. they are looking for what they think is a suspect, possibly in a sedan, brown or silver, there were many witnesses, but they are apparently telling police many different stories, not even sure if they are looking for one or two suspects. mr. hasse, arriving at work about 8:00 yesterday morning in this very parking lot. according to the police chief, a slight altercation, perhaps somebody waiting for him, and he was simply shot dead. there has been a lot of speculation, was this tied to
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his work at the courthouse, cases he prosecuted. the prosecutors, about 13 of them, they handle hundreds of cases, but his bosses say they don't know exactly what is behind this, but there are certain inherent risks of the job. >> simply the nature of the beast, when you deal with bad people on a regular basis, there is always the potential to do something bad, because they already did something bad to somebody else. >> that said, they aren't sure if this has to do with his case work. no death threats at the time. prosecuted duis, lots of drugs, and some white supremacist type of people. they have no idea, john, who, why he was killed, an update later on this morning on how the investigation is going on. >> drew griffin, thank you for
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being with us. in another developing story, rescuers have pulled a survivor from the rubble and they are searching for people that may have sur vooefed. this is mexico city. the blast killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 100 people. it happened in the basement of a neighboring building. a grueling day for chuck hagel. the choice for secretary of defense spent much of the day on the defensive with senators grilling hagel on his statements on israel and iran. this was not pretty. was it enough to secure a cabinet position? here is cnn's chris lawrence. >> they attacked chuck hagel from all sides. >> why do you think the iranian
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foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination for secretary of defense? >> give me an example where we've been intim dated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something dumb? >> at time he stumbled through his answers and had to repeatedly correct himself. >> i have just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: leading one senator to say -- >> i want to clarify the clarify. >> reporter: in the muddle, some things became clear. hagel supports a negotiated reductions in america's nuclear weapons. he'll push for spouses of gay and lesbian troops to receive benefits and he believes the u.s. should talk with iran about its nuclear program. >> that's not negotiation. engagement is not appeasement. >> reporter: the most heated exchange goes back years to a disagreement over iraq. >> you said that the surge would
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be the most dangerous policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct? yes or no? >> my reference to the surge being -- >> the question is, were you right or wrong? >> hagel seemed surprised by questions he to know were coming. so bad near the end, that the question on iran's endorsement by senator inhofe was softened. >> do you consider that a disrespectful notion on my part? >> no, i don't. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: some were stunned by hagel's performance. they aren't sure if they will vote for him or not. they are hoping the personal one-on-one meetings can overcome any mistakes that he made. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >> the question is, is his confirmation in jeopardy? >> the democrats think they
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still have the votes there, but most people say hagel did not do anything to help himself. all of the reporters, dana bash reporting that they were stunned in his performance. a 7 1/2 hour hearing and it was tough. >> but it was rude at times as well, right? >> some say that senators went too far, maybe that will backfire. little to help himself. >> i read he was like a wiebel. he wobbled but he didn't fall down. six minutes past the hour. when it comes to jobs, did we sprint or stumble out of the gate. we'll find out when the january jobs report comes out a little more than three hours from now. they expect to see maintained momentum, predicting 165,000 net new jobs added. up slightly from the 155,000 added in december. they expect the unemployment rate to stay at 7.8%. >> of course, christine romans here to break down the numbers as soon as they come out.
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that will happen at 8:30 live on "starting point." for the first time in a long, long time, hillary clinton will be sleeping in on saturday. today is the secretary of state's final day on the job. the former first lady, former senator, former presidential candidate logged almost 1 million miles in the air since joining the state department four years ago, this week she told cnn she is looking forward to getting some rest, but for how long? you know what i'm talking about. 2016. >> also penning a memoir, so she'll be a little bit busy. fox news host geraldo rivera is considering a run for a new jersey senate seat in. he has been in touch with republican party officials against frank lautenberg or newark mayor cory booker. eight minutes after the hour. tense negotiations at this very
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to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. 11 minutes past the hour. welcome back to "i recaearly st" a lot going on. d neighbors in midland city say jimmy lee dykes has been working on a bunker for more than a year now. he has stayed there for eight days at a time. the sheriff offered this update to reporters. >> i can tell you that negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect and there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed.
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they ask that everybody continue to keep the child and the family and all who are part of this investigation in your prayers. >> george howell has been covering this from the beginning. there is no reason to believe that the child has been harmed, so what do we know about this child? >> when you try to talk about these investigators, they are very tightlipped, they only offer updates every so often, when they speak, everyone listens. at this point, what we know is exactly what we said this young boy remains physically unharmed, the most important we heard. and they were able to get this young boy, medications, daily medications that he needs, but he remains held up against his will inside that bunker. one person who knows about that bunker is the same neighbor i spoke with, who says dykes fired a pistol at him and his family back in december.
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he took some time to describe the bunker where dykes is hiding out. take a look. jimmy davis jr. and his family have been neighbors to jimmy dykes since he moved to this area and brought property here more than a year and a half ago, and davis says he's seen the bunker first hand. >> he told me u.s. a storm shelter and i -- i have not seen it in probably eight to nine months. not sure what he's done to update it or anything. >> when you saw that bunker, what did it look like? how wide? how deep? >> like a 15 by 15 foot and 12 foot deep and lined with bricks, little red brooks. >> reporter: dykes' travel trailer, where he lives, sits about 20 yards off the property. and behind the trailer is a shipping contain that dykes used as a shed. and behind that, slightly to the left, is the bunker.
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>> cinder blocks going down for steps and covered with two sheets of plywood with hinges for a door. >> it had a tarp and sand over top and noticed a pvc pipe that went from the bunker to the front gate. dykes told davis that he put it in so he could hear people or cars approach the front gate. did he ever give you any indication why he built this bunker? >> a storm shelter, he said back where he lived -- i forgot where he said where he lived, he said that there were a lot of tornadoes close to his house, and he wanted somewhere to get in. >> reporter: in december, dykes fired a pistol and his family while they were in their pickup truck. the two men were due in court wednesday, where dykes was to face a charge of menacing, but
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since allegedly kidnapping a child and killing a man, dykes is now in much deeper, hiding out underground. and this is not dykes first brush with the law. he was charged with improper exhibition of a firearm in 1995, and in 2005, arrested for illegal possession of marijuana. so not his first brush with the law, and we're all waiting to see what happens here tonight. or this morning rather. >> george, we have one concern. we understand temperatures are dipping into the low 30s. are they concerned about conditions inside that bunker? >> right. right now right around 40 degrees, has been much colder, as you mentioned, 30 degrees not out of the average, not out of the normal. so it has gotten very cold. it's unclear how sophisticated this bunker is. is there electricity? is there heat? these are questions still unknown. some speculation that there may
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be electricity in that bunker. no way for us to know at this point. so at this point, investigators are doing their best to monitor the situation and stay in touch with dykes, hopefully to get him out. >> good gracious. we're really feeling for the parents of that little boy. george howell, thank you very much. 16 minutes past the hour. let's bring up to speed on other news. >> good friday morning. we begin with an intense manhunt to find a person who gunned down a prosecutor outside a courthouse in texas and may be more than one suspect out there. investigators looking into the possibility that assistant d.a. mark hasse was targeted because of a case he was working on. his boss says he may had been working on as many as 300 different cases. the world of extreme sports taking a hard look at itself after the death of snowmobiler caleb moore. he was injured when his 450-pound snow mobile flipped on top of him at the winter x games
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last week. espn, which produces the x games is looking at the sport and will adopt appropriate changes at future x games. our hearts go out to his families. novartis voluntarily recalling two dozen different types of triaminic and theraflu. the seals on the bolttles are nt child proof. four cases of accidental ingesti ingestion. the products involved have probably been used up. the last batch was distributed more than a year ago, but always with these recalls, please take a look in the medicine cabinet. 18 minutes past the hour. time for early reads. local news making national headlines, we'll start with the l.a. times. a dramatic announcement. some say long overdue by the catholic church.
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cardinal roger mahoney who led the l.a. arch diocese is being removed from public duties, that according to an announcement from the archbishop. thomas curry will also step down. the church says it released several confidential files how mahoney and curry discussed hiding cases of molestation from police. >> mahoney, a huge member of the clergy. now to the fish fracas in new england. this from the new hampshire union leader. a dhra the maramatic reduction number of cod. it has been slashed by 77% because of swindling stocks. a daiser declaration was issued for the ground fish industry. this is a huge, huge deal up
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there. the stocks are perilously low, and what's happening to try to replenish them any way they can. >>ist terrible. i had no idea. i love cod. >> we are counting down. brand new job numbers. that and the economy numbers will be released, a preview straight ahead. plus bradley cooper reportedly did that caused a riot, folks. >> not just a riot. but a sex riot. >> heart attacks, the whole nine yards. the story, coming up. all stations come over to mission a for a final go.
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we are minding your business this morning. stock futures are up ahead of january's closing numbers report. >> christine romans breaking it down for us. >> party like it's 1994. what a good year that was. the last time you had stocks rise as much in january, it was 1994. that's right. yes, an amazing start to the year, and, yes, a long time since we've seen it. the final numbers for the month of january. the dough up 6%, s & p up 5%, nasdaq up 4%. dow and s & p within spitting distance of the best levels in history. something really amazing going on in the stock market right
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now, and a lot of people are starting to pile money in. don't want to miss the last part of the bull market if it goes any further. i asked economics editor of "the economist." why are stocks near records? this is what she said. >> i think the kind of serious fear of going off the fiscal cliff is now gone. we have not solved the financial problems, but that fear for a lot of 2012 has lifted. >> the fed putting money into the system. the q.e., quantitative easing, a main driver of stocks, housing recovering, job market slowly healing. we'll hear more at 8:30, jobs report, expecting 7.7% unemployment. >> one more business story. easily our favorite story of the day and maybe the most important as well. look at this. bradley cooper reportedly starts a sex riot, in a spin class.
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this is what happened. cooper in a new york city spin class -- this is serious reporting. cooper in a spin class and reportedly takes off his shirt. that simple. took off his shirt and according to the "new york post" several women in the class literally fell off their bikes. it turns off our own christine romans knows a little something about bradley cooper. take a look at this. >> what? >> we have run out of things to say. now we're like two girls in a bar, this is terrible. >> what's next for bradley cooper? >> really? really? that's how it goes? that's how it is. >> i'm sorry. i've never been that way with you. but that's bradley cooper. >> wait, wait. christine, you should be that way with him. i want to show you something. this is amazing. if you only knew what lies
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>> ramped and dangerous. the hunt is on for the masked man that hunted down a prosecutor in front of a courthouse. and a captain passes out in the cockpit, an emergency landing. kicking and screaming. one woman's ugly display in the back of a police car. oh, my. not a good idea. caught on camera. >> wow. >> not going to make it any easier for you, lady. >> i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. a man hunt on after a
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prosecutor was gunned down in an ambush right outside a texas courthouse. one, possibly two suspects on the run. mark hasse, a prosecutor in kaufman county, 30 miles outside of dallas, killed after being shot several times when he got out of his car in the courthouse parking lot yesterday. the fbi is helping in the case, and they are pleading for leads. drew griffin live in kaufman, texas. what is the latest on this? >> zoraida, i can't tell you how small a town this is, which makes this all the more surprising. mark hasse showing up for work in this parking lot yesterday morning at 8:00 when the whole thing unfolded. according to the police chief, a slight altercation and shots fired. no knowledge he was under death threats or being threatened at the time. this is what the police chief said yesterday about the case. >> it appears that the
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individual intended to hurt him. but whether that was just because it happened to be him on the street or because they had intent, we don't know that yet. we're pursuing all of the possibilities. >> reporter: certainly mark hasse, 57 years old. a prosecutor since 1982, zoraida, didn't feel he was being threatened in any way. he was merely showing up for work. they don't really have any leads that they are leading us to. multiple witnesses, but they are telling so many different stories, they aren't sure if this was one or two people involved in the shooting. we expect to learn more later today, this morning, at 10:00 a.m. at a news conference. right now this small town wondering who could have shot and killed a prosecutor yesterday morning. >> he did handle a lot of violent crimes. gang related. i'm not sure what i'm hearing here. he did handle a lot of violent crimes, didn't he? >> reporter: you know, there are only 13 prosecutors that work
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out of district attorney's office here. he handled all kinds of crime. an average caseload would be about 380 cases. at the time he was handling a dui case, but he has handled many drug cases, some white supremacy cases, lots of violence. a top prosecutor. a prosecutor in dallas for many, many years before coming here to a much small eer operation in kaufman. the sheriff says they really don't know. they are still poking through the cases, also looking at his personal life. anything they can to just come up with a lead. >> all right, drew griffin, live in kaufmann, texas. thank you very much. at least 11 people dead when a truck loaded with fireworks for the lunar new year exploded on a bridge in central china. the blast caused a 260-foot part
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of the overpass to collapse, sending several cars over the edge. state-run china national radio says there could be as many as 26 fatalities. a scare in the air after a pilot actually passes out in the cockpit. the alaska airlines flight from los angeles to seattle had to be diverted to portland after it happened. the first officer was at the controls as flight 473 landed safely last night. once on the ground, emts boarded to attend to the pilot. the captain unable to taxi the plane to the gate, the aircraft had to be towed it instead. this is a scary case of who is flying the plane. a dutch airline is investigating after the pilot of a 737 was locked out of the cockpit and couldn't get back in because the copilot was asleep at the controls. >> oh, my goodness. >> this happened in september. the plane did land safely in amsterdam. crazy. >> crazy. if there is a list of things
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not to do when in police custody, this should be on that list. a woman in ohio kicking out the window of a police cruiser. crazy. giving officers a glass shower. even after the window was out, she continued kicking. the woman had just been arrested for allegedly assaulting her mother. and they say, it's an ugly example of the influence of too much alcohol. i would say so. in a lot of trouble. >> in a lot of trouble. so this morning, hillary clinton wakes up as secretary of state for the last time. she reveals her biggest regreat of the past four years, coming up. we were so blessed when we had triplets if by blessed you mean freaked out about money well we suddenly noticed
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welcome back. 39 minutes past the hour. guns under fire. anderson cooper wasn't short on passion from both sides of the issue. the special tackled access to
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guns, mental health, definition of second amendment. violence in the media, including video games. an nra board member and survivor of the virginia tech rampage had starkly different views on universal background checks. >> there is a cost to this kind of basically bureaucracy. why should a law-abiding citizen who isn't a problem, not a criminal, should have to go through additional background checks? why should we spend scarce law enforcement resources spending background checks on law-abiding peop people? >> we can do better than we are doing now, we can do things to keep a dangerous person and a gun from combining in the first place. we don't do background checks. that's nuts. >> anderson tried to look for common ground. only consensus, more needs to be done and this conversation needs to continue. final day on the job for
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secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton says she's ready for some rest after logging almost 1 million miles in the air since taking the job four years ago. questions remain about clinton's plans for the future. especially 2016, jill daugherty with more on her farewell to the state department. >> reporter: wherever hillary clinton went in the world, there were rock star expectations. >> will you have me back if i come back? >> yes. >> oh, good. >> reporter: her texts, hair styles, glasses, went viral. she said she didn't care. >> i feel so relieved to be at the stage in my life i'm at right now, jill. if i want to wear my glasses, i'm wearing my glasses. if i want to pull my hair back, i'm pulling my hair back. clinton tried to press the reset button with russia. >> we worked hard to get the right russian word.
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did i get it right? >> you got it wrong. >> i got it wrong. >> reporter: in burma, she saw the painful birth of democracy. she says benghazi is her greatest regret. >> i take full responsibility. at this point what doifference does it make? >> reporter: will she run in 2016? answers only prompt more speculation. >> i have absolutely no plans to run. >> reporter: she flew 1 million miles, visited 112 countries. kicked up her heels, threw back a few drinks on the side. a month of illness grounded her at the end. >> for me, it truly is a bittersweet moment to leave this room for the last time as secretary of state. >> reporter: enter the next secretary of state. >> american foreign policy is
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not defined by drones and deployments alone. >> reporter: john kerry, call, distinguished, gray-haired, son of a foreign service officer. >> trying to get some daylight between me and secretary clinton, that's not going to happen here today. >> reporter: as his confirmation hearing showed, the policy is likely to remain the same, but the personality will change. more straight laced with a hint of humor. >> i'm taking it for the red sox, taking it for the patriots. >> reporter: and that personality of hillary clinton in a way, i think you could say overshadows any job she's had. it will be fascinating to watch this last day and then the days coming. >> jill, what are the plans today at the state department? like a big cake and a tearful good-bye, a party, what will happen? >> it will be like the very first day. i was there, i remember it very well. it will be at the c street entrance where they have the
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flags and she will say good-bye. could be quite emotional. don't know exactly what she will be saying, but obviously thanks and standing room only when she arrived four years ago, i'm sure it will be that way today. >> quite an event. jill will be there. thank you for being with us this morning. it happened not once, but three times across the country in a matter of hours. cars and trucks piled up after chain reaction crashes. we have more, coming up. with thd from capital one, thor gets great rewards for his small business!
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47 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date. here is christine romans with the top stories. an intense manhunt to find the person who gunned down a prosecutor outside a courthouse. there may be more than one suspect. they are looking at the possibility that d.a. mark hasse was targeted because of a case he was working on. his boss says he may have been working on assist many as 300
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different cases. a georgia middle school student recovering from a gunshot wound to the head it happened at this atlanta middle school thursday afternoon. an armed officer ended the school shooting when the gun was ripped from the shooter's hands. the suspect, another student, is in custody. no one else at the school was injured. wintry weather has wreaked havoc across several highways in the midwest. look at this monster crash that killed a seven-mile stretch of interstate 70. between 40 and 50 vehicles involved. no one killed, but 10 injured in the pileup. this is the scene near detroit. three people killed and up to 20 injured in another chain reaction accident on i-75. also in michigan this violent crash split the car in two, leaving half of the sedan on the road, the other half in the woods. the people in the car actually survives with no serious
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injuries, the car split in two. >> that i was not expecting. that is nothing short of a miracle. >> crazy pictures. thank you, christina. glad to see you recovered from the bradley cooper incident. >> traveling this weekend? keep an eye on the weather. the return trip may be what you need to worry about. indra peterson in the weather center. >> good morning. we'll have chances of snow throughout the weekend. chicago, the windchill, negative 16 below. ouch! all the way to the southeast. orlando, 33 degrees with the windchill. cold air in place. and down to the south and southeast, currently 15 below average. definitely cool temperatures with us. and as we go through the afternoon today, take a look at highs. d.c., 34. atlanta, 39. we'll see gusty winds here as well. with the windchill in the afternoon. this is what it is feeling like. minneapolis, negative 12.
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international falls, negative 24. some of the storms i'm talking about. a couple of lows made their way through as we go through the afternoon. overnight into tomorrow. and it looks like a second storm will also make its way through saturday night to sunday. you can easily tell. the cold, dry air, not a huge snow maker. all the air very driveway. here comes the second one. just enough to bring a couple of flurries out there. again, cold air that we'll deal with throughout the weekend. sorry, guys. it's not me. >> not your fault. indra peterson, thank you. one of the brightest young stars in hollywood. jennifer lawrence, favored to win an oscar for her starring role in "silller linings playbook," and j-la as she's known and her director were on piers morgan. first time she had seen some video of her dress malfunction. >> it's a tiered dress, and i
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was like why can i see my thighs. i guess if you put it on with the coordination of my level, that's what's going to happen. >> i loved the pictures of naomi watts and niccole kidman of sharing the moment as a woman of what could have been catastrophic. you dusted yourself and move on. >> just move on. pants fall off, you just keep moving. >> the best, piers' dramatic re-enactment. >> bradley cooper was in that movie, right? >> oh, man, that kind of morning. 50 minutes past the hour. and beyonce says read my lips. ♪ was still there >> oh, yes, girl. she can sing, huh? >> a week and a half late. her loud and proud answer to the lip syncing controversy.
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welcome back to "early start." beyonce's star-spangled response to the controversy over her lip syncing. beyonce, headlining sunday's super bowl halftime show, answered her critics like this in song. carlos diaz actually witnessed it live. he is in new orleans this morning. no lip syncing, right? >> reporter: no. zoraida, i covered hollywood for roughly a decade for "extra"
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before coming to cnn. yesterday, beyonce provided with me by far the coolest moment i have ever seen when it comes to celebrities in hollywood. basically, here we, we're the press, we're ready to go. come on, beyonce, come on out, we're going to pepper you. and she's like, you know what? let me sing it. here you go. ♪ and the home of the brave the brave ♪ any questions? >> let me just say what everyone is thinking. that was the first in your face of the super bowl. you walking out here and nailing that national anthem. >> thank you so much. did all of that flak,
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unnecessary or not, affect what are you doing at halftime? >> this inauguration was, unfortunately, a time where i could not rehearse with the orchestra, actually because i was practicing for the super bowl, so it was always the plan. >> after singing was done on this stage, beyonce wanted to make sure she explained to everyone why she used a backing track at the presidential inauguration. >> i am a perfectionist. due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, i did not feel comfortable taking a risk. >> reporter: but will beyonce be lip syncing at halftime when the world is watching this sunday? >> i am well rehearsed, and i will absolutely be singing live. this is what i was born to do. >> beyonce kept tightlipped about a rumored destiny's child and a possible cameo from her husband, jay-z at halftime.
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>> of course i'm nervous. when i'm no longer here, it's what they are going to show. >> i will tell you, third row for that as you saw, and she was singing and there was no lip syncing going on and that's why i can't understand the flack in the first place. the girl can sing? if she used a backing track, it's okay. >> can i say, she looks smoking hot too. >> well, i mean -- >> and i heard her say it was always the plan. it was always the plan, which was interesting. >> yeah, exactly. zoraida, back to you and your "madmen" dress which looks very nice this morning. >> oh, thank you. i appreciate that. we'll talk to you soon. next hour on "early start," canine counter to the super bowl? some of the stars of animal planet's puppy bowl. we have puppies everywhere in the studio. and cnn live tomorrow with
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kickoff in new orleans, cnn bleacher report special. that is saturday afternoon, 4:00 eastern on cnn. and we have late night laughs now. i can say that. stephen colbert, his game face on for the main event this weekend, all the commercials. >> and me, i love them. especially this teaser, for taco bell. ♪ ♪ >> wow, seeing that old man get hurt really makes me crave some mexican food. or some taco bell. you know, even measurcedes-benz getting in on the add for the
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coming ad action. ♪ >> you missed a spot. >> oh! that really targets their key demographic. 14-year-old boys making 500,000 a year. >> so true. "early start" continues right now. masked gunmen on the loose. police say he killed a prosecutor in broad daylight right in front of the courthouse. >> holed up in an underground bunker. tense negotiations under way to try to get a gunman to give up and let his 5-year-old hostage free. did chuck hagel blow it? president obama's pick for defense secretary roughed up by his former colleagues in the senate. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman.
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>> i'm zoraida sambolin. friday, february 1st. 6:00 a.m. in the east. a first, an intense manhunt for up with or possibly two suspects after an assistant district attorney was gunned down outside a courthouse in texas. mark hasse, a prosecutor in kaufman county, about 30 miles outside of dallas, was killed after being shot several times as he got out of his car, right in front of the courthouse in the parking lot yesterday. authorities are pleading for leads right now. the fbi helping in the case as well. and his boss had a message for those responsible. >> i hope that the people that did this are watching. because we're very confident that worry going to find you, pull you out of whatever hole are you in, and bring you back and bring you back to kaufman
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county and prosecute you to the full extent of the law. >> drew griffin is live in kaufman. any leeds? >> reporter: not that they are telling us. this is such a small town which is why this is such an odd case. i can actually hear a rooster crowing right now. outside the parking lot where the shooting took place yesterday morning. mark hasse, a life long prosecutor. they are trying to look through all of the cases he worked on through the years and most recently to find out if this could be some kind of retributi retribution. his boss says, look, we know the risks involved in this. inherent to this business and so did mark hasse. >> simply the nature of the beast when you deal with bad people on a regular basis. you know that there is always the potential for these bad people to do something bad to you. because they have already done something bad to somebody else.
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>> as far as we know, they don't have any leads. a $20,000 reward. going to be a news conference at 10:00 a.m. this morning. and, zoraida, as we are pointing out this guy has prosecuted just about everyone you can imagine from white supremacists to drug dealers, working on a dui case at the courthouse. no death threats, and his action yesterday, showing up at the parking lot and walking to his office, not under any kind of threats that he apparently knew of. zoraida. >> gunned down in broad daylight. drew griffin in kaufman, texas, thank you very much. at this very minute, crews are searching for people trapped in the pemex complex, which includes one of mexico city's tallest buildings. and a survivor plucked from the rubble after explosion tore through the offices of the
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state-owned oil company. the blast killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100. we want to bring in nick parker live in mexico city. do we know what caused this blast? >> reporter: no. at this stage, there hasn't been an official explanation for what caused this. initially, it is thought that it was an electrical explosion, but now they are working on a leading theory it was a gas explosion caused in an electrical area of this building. nothing more specific. last night, the mexican president enrique came here with senior security officials and cabinet ministers. in an interview, he was asked if there was a specific explanation, and he wasn't going to be drawn on that. but he did say that if there was anyone negligent, any case of negligence here, he will bring the full weight of the law down
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on anybody that might be guilty of that. this morning, as you say, is an active search and rescue scene here in downtown mexico city. two trucks of army officers streaming in just behind me. dozens of rescue workers marching in, changing shifts. right now at the scene, you are seeing search and rescue workers climbing through the rubble. it's a laborious process. bringing out boxes of paper and bringing them to the foreground. they are looking for survivors at this stage. they don't know precisely if there is anyone down there at this stage. but they are coming through to see if there are more injured to be taken to the hospital. >> the search continues at this very minute. nick parker, thank you very much. >> i was reading on bbc mundo, that there were over 3,000 people in there. it's surprising there weren't more deaths. five minutes past the hour.
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a capitol hill grilling for secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel. we're watching for threats of a filibuster after senators came at hagel really hard, raising concerns about past statements and positions on iran and israel. hagel spent much of the day defending his record. one gop member says hagel appeared weak and wobbly, it appears his nomination is safe. more from chris lawrence. >> reporter: they attacked chuck hagel from all sides. >> why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination to me secretary of defense? >> reporter: calling him soft on iran and tough on israel. >> name an example of where we've been intim dated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something done. >> i can't give you an example. >> reporter: at times he stumbled through his answers and had to repeatedly correct himself. >> by the way, i've been handed
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a note that i -- that i misspoke. >> reporter: leading one senator to say -- >> i wanted to clarify the clarify. >> reporter: in the muddle, some things became clear. hagel supports a negotiated reduction in america's nuclear weapons. he'll push for spouses of gay and lesbian troops to receive benefits, and he believes the u.s. should talk with iran about its nuclear program. >> that's not negotiation. engagement is not appeasement. >> reporter: the most heated exchangement goes back years over a disagreement on iraq. >> you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my reference to -- >> the question is were you right or wrong? >> reporter: hagel seemed surprised by questions he to know were coming. by the end, senator inhofe
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softened his question on iran's endorsement. >> you consider that to be a disrespectful notion on my part? >> no, u.it's a legitimate question. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: some were stunned by hagel's performance and came out not sure if they would vote for him or not. hagel met with 60 senators before the hearing, and the aides will push the aggressive push, hoping personal one-on-one meetings can overcome any of the mistakes that he made. chris lawrence, cnn, pentagon. >> next hour on "starting point" we'll talk with dan coats who says he will vote no on hagel's nomination. secretary of state hillary clinton doesn't have to worry about any long plane trips for a while, unless going on vacation somewhere. today is the final day on the job. she logged almost 1 million miles since taking over at the state department four years ago.
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welcome back. 11 minutes past the hour. the fourth day for a alabama gunman and his 5-year-old hostage. all happened in midland city, where the suspect boarded a school bus on tuesday, shot and killed the driver and seized the 5-year-old little boy. dale county sheriff wally olson says the boy appears to be unharmed. he's asking neighbors to pray for the child and pray for his family. a local police chief says a suspect has been known to spend eight days at a time inside his underground bunker. here is george howell with more.
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>> reporter: jimmy davis jr. and his family have been neighbors to jimmy dykes since he moved to this area and brought property here more than a year and a half ago. and davis says he's seen the bunker first hand. >> he told me, the shelter, i've not seen it in probably eight or nine months. not sure what he's done to update it or anything. >> when you saw that bunker, what did it look like? how wide, how deep? >> a 15 by 15 foot wide in length and about 12 foot deep and it was lined with bricks, like little red bricks. >> reporter: davis says dykes' travel trailer, where he lives, sits 20 yards off the road on his property. behind the trailer is a massive steel shipping container that davis says dykes used as a shed and behind that, slightly to the left, sits the underground square bunker. >> actually had cinder blocks going down as steps and it was covered up with two sheets of
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plywood nailed together with hinges and stuff as a door to open to it. >> reporter: davis saw the bunker early in its development it had a tarp and sand over the top. it had a pvc pipe buried in the ground from the bunker to the front gate. he put it in so if he was in the bunker, he could hear people or cars approach the front gate. did he give any indication as to why he built the bunker? >> a storm shelter. he said back where he lived -- i forgot where he told me he used to live. he said back where he lived there were a bunch of tornadoes and they always hit close to his house, so he was preparing for it. make sure he has somewhere to get in. >> reporter: his relationship with dykes quickly deteriorated. in december, dykes fired a pistol at him and his family when they were in a pickup truck. they were due in court on wednesday, where dykes was to face a charge of menacing. but since kidnapping a child and
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killing a man, dykes is in much deeper, hiding out underground. we know dykes has had other brushes with the law. he was chargeded for improper exhibition of a firearm back in 1995, and also arrested for illegal possession of marijuana. back in 2001, so he's had other brushes with the law, and at this point, everyone is keeping a close eye on what happens, what his next move will be here. >> we don't have a lot of information on the bunker. temperatures dipping into the low 30s. so we're concerned, as i would imagine, everybody concerned about the conditions inside the bunker. do you know anything about that? >>. >> reporter: right. temperatures here, a little warmer than the other day. 40 degrees outside. a constant 50 degrees underground. so certainly it is cold, zoraida, but the question, is there electricity there, heat there? no one really knows the
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specifics of what is inside the bunker, how much he was able to upgrade before it's gotten to this point. that's the question everyone has. we know investigators are keeping in touch with him. >> we are certainly hoping he releases that little boy. george howell, thank you very much. 15 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to speed on the top stories. christine romans with that. an intense manhunt to fin the person who gunned down a prosecutor outside a courthouse in texas. there may be more than one suspect. they are looking into the possibility that the assistant d.a., mark hasse, was targeted because of a case he was working on. his boss says he was working on as many as 300 different cases. the world of extreme sports taking a hard look at itself after the death of caleb moore. he was injured when his 450-pound snow moebl fell on top of him after a back flip attempt
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last week. espn, which produces x games, is reviewing the sport and will make changes. the syrian leader will reflect on the ongoing conflict and the relationship with russia the nearly two-year civil war in syria has killed more than 60,000 people and forced more than 700,000 to flee. check your medicine cabinets. drugmaker novartis, voluntarily recalling two dozen different types of triaminic and theraflu. the seals on the bottles are defective and not child proof. four cases of ingestion have been reported. minding your business. u.s. stock futures up ahead of the january monthly jobs report. >> despite closing lower,
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markets have been on a tear so far this year. christine romans breaking it down. >> a great january. the best start to the year since 1994. the dow up 6%. a great one-month performance. s & p up 5%. so you due a the dou in spitting distance of record highs. why? the fed pumping money into the system, job market slowly healing, and the housing market recovering. >> i think the fear of serious uncertainty, falling off the fiscal cliff, has now gone. we haven't solved the fiscal problems, only put off a few of them. the since of real fear for a lot of 2012 has lifted. >> a lot of investors think there is more to go. they want to get on the end of the five-year bull market and make gains. some say it's been a nice, long ride.
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some are turning more cautious. that's a decision for you to make. meanwhile, analysis, on the super bowl. analysis like you will not hear from anyone else. from christine romans, not about the harbaugh brothers, not about jack and jackie lewis. why playing this game could be so lucrative this year. an old super bowl indicator says when an afc team wins the super bowl. i'll put up a full screen. the market rises 7.3%. when the nfc team wins, up 14.6%. the 49ers have won the super bowl five times, on average, the stock market gains 24%. >> go 49ers. >> the ravens used to be in an old -- you know more about the leagues than i do. they come from the old nfl, the old nfc part of it. no matter who wins it will be good for stocks. >> christine romans, thank you very much with your expert
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football analysis. you have quite a show this weekend. paul kaufmann, bill gates, arana huffington. we'll look at why stocks are going up. is the economy healing? you won't see anything else like it on tv. >> not that your analysis wasn't fantastic on football, but coming up, a battle of brothers at this year's super bowl, how nfl coaches jim and john harbaugh compare to some other famous siblings. make you feel alive.t wil meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid.
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so the super bowl is this sunday. everyone is talking about the coaching procedures, jim and john harbaugh, who will face off. and everyone wants to know, what is it going to do to their family. what does this mean for them? we want to investigate. we look back at every set of brothers in history. >> one night, one game, one name. coach, coach, jim, john, harbaugh, harbaugh. >> we had a few fights, you know we had a few arguments, just like all brothers. >> like first brothers, cain and able. >> nobody told you justice was a team sport. >> what does that mean? >> it means sports. football brothers, football brothers, hoops brothers, winkle brothers.
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>> i'm 6'5", 220 and there's two of me. >> what does that mean? >> it means jokes, marks brothers, way an brothers, stooge brothers. >> what does that mean? >> it means power. manual brothers, castro brothers, castro brothers, bush brothers, kennedy brothers. >> we remember simply as a good and decent man. we saw wrong and tried to write it. saw suffering and tried to heal it. saw a war and tried to stop it. >> it means genius. story brothers, flight brothers, circus brothers, blues brothers. >> are you the police? >> no, ma'am, we're musicians. >> someone say musicians? allman brothers, jackson brothers, evererly brothers, gibbs brothers. >> a few fights. we had a few arguments, just like all brothers. >> like roman brothers, meet
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romulus, meet remus. dr. joyce brothers. >> a blessing and a curse. >> jim, john, coach, coach, harbaugh, harbaugh, after the big game will they be good brothers, bad brothers? they won't be stepbrothers. >> hey, you awake? >> yeah. >> i just want you to know i hate you. >> no matter what happens, jim and john will always be super brothers. >> yeah. >> that's great. >> a great shame i was not able to fit in emilio esteves and charlie sheen. look at his beautiful face. so later on the show, we have some of the stars -- this is one
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the hunt is on for the masked man who gunned down a prosecutor right in front of the courthouse. scare in the air. a 737 makes an emergency landing after the captain passes out in the cockpit. hillary clinton wakes up as secretary of state for the very last time. her biggest regret of the past four years, that's coming up. back to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman. 30 minutes after the hour. our top story this morning, the manhunt is on after a prosecutor was gunned down, in an ambush outside a texas courthouse. one or possibly two suspects on the run right now. mark hasse, a prosecutor in kaufman county, 30 miles outside of dallas, killed after being shot several times as he got out of his car in the courthouse parking lot yesterday. authorities are pleading for leads. the fbi is now helping in the case and they want to know if this is revenge for a case that the prosecutor was handling. drew griffin live in kaufmann,
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texas, this morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: john, what we know, they are going through the cases that mark hasse has prosecuted, and he's had some tough cases, white supremacists, lots of drug prosecutions he has done. currently working on a dwi case when he showed up for work yesterday morning, 8:00 in the morning in this parking lot where he usually parks, got out, slight altercation as you said, and then gunshots. here is what we know about the leads. police are looking for a gunman obviously. possibly a getaway driver, and mark hasse's boss had this promise for whoever is behind this. >> i hope that the people that did this are watching. because we're very confident that we're going to find you, pull you out of whatever hole you are in, let the people of
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kaufman county prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. >> reporter: mark hasse has been a prosecutor since 1982. literally thousands of cases. he would have had a caseload of about 380 cases at the time of his death yesterday. we're expecting much more in a news conference later on in texas. >> a lot of leads to follow. drew griffin in texas, thank you for being us with. >> 15 people pulled from the wreckage after a truck loaded with fireworks exploded friday on a bridge in central china the blast caused a 260-foot portion of the overpass to collapse. sending several cars over the edge. state run china national radio says there could be as many as 26 fatalities. a scare in the air after a pilot passes out in the cockpit. alaska airlines flight from alaska to seattle had to be diverted to portland after this happened. the first officer at the controls as flight 473 landed safely, just after 9:00 last
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night. once on the ground, emts quickly boarded to attend to the pilot. since the pilot was unable to taxi the plane to the gate, the plane had to be towed it instead. secretary of state hillary clinton's final day in office. she says she's ready for a little rest after logging almost a million miles in the air the past four years. questions remain about clinton's plans for the future. >> reporter: wherever hillary clinton went in the world, there were rock star expectations many. >> will have you me back if i come back? >> yes. >> oh, good. >> reporter: her texts, her tare styles, glasses went viral. she said she didn't care. >> i feel so relieved to be at the stage i'm at in my life right now, jill. if i want to wear my glasses, i'm wearing my glasses. if i want to pull my hair back, i'm pulling my hair back.
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>> clinton tried to press that reset button with russia. >> we worked hard to get the right russian word. did we get it? >> you got this wrong. >> we got it wrong. >> reporter: in burma she saw the birth pangs of democracy. fatal attack in benghazi, libya, is her greatest regret she says. >> i take responsibility. >> reporter: prompting a rare emotional outburst. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> reporter: she won praise from the man she tried to beat in the presidential election. >> i think hillary will go gown as one of the finest secretary of states we have. >> reporter: will she run in 2016? the answers prompt more speculation. >> i have absolutely no plans to run. >> reporter: she flew almost 1 million miles, visited 112 countries. kicked up her heels, threw back a few drinks on the side. a month of illness grounded her at the end. >> for me, truly a bittersweet
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moment to leave this room for the last time as seblgt of state. >> reporter: enter the next secretary of state. >> american foreign policy is not defined by drones and deployments alone. >> reporter: john kerry, tall, distinguished, gray haired, son of a foreign service officer. >> trying to get daylight between me and secretary clinton, that won't happen here today. >> reporter: as his confirmation hearing showed, the policy is likely to remain the same, but the personality will change. more straight laced with a hint of humor. >> i've taken it for the red sox, taken it for the patriots. >> reporter: belongings all packed up, and today hillary clinton says good-bye at the state department. could be a lot of emotion there, john, zoraida. >> jill daugherty, thank you very much. 36 minutes past the hour. tv and radio show host geraldo
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welcome back, everyone. breaking news right now from turkey, outside the u.s. embassy
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in ankara, explosion. we don't have any details right now on this incident. we can report several injuries. again, explosion outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, the capital of turkey. we'll bring you more as it comes in. soledad o'brien with us for what's ahead on "starting point." >> chuck hagel facing tough questions. many not so happy with his answer. indiana senator dan coats, a republican, says he won't vote for hagel. baltimore ravens cheerleader says she's being benched for the super bowl because she gained a couple of pounds. we're name is courtney lens, and we'll ask if she was, in fact, punished for her weight. and hyundai will unveil an ad that will run during the super bowl. these kids, the stars, will be joining to us talk about that.
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all at the top of the hour. >> can't wait. happening right now, an intense manhunt to find the person who brazenly gunned down a prosecutor outside a courthouse in texas. may be one more suspect out there too. investigators looking to the possibility that assistant d.a. mark hasse was targeted because of a case he was working on. his boss says he may have been working on as many as 300 different cases. a georgia middle school student recovering from being shot in the head. this happened at an atlanta middle school. an armed officer ended the shooting when the ripped the gun from the shooter's hands. the suspect, another student, now in custody. no one else at the school injured. wintry weather, wreaked havoc across several highways in the midwest. a monster chain reaction involving several big rigs. closed a seven mile stretch west of indianapolis. look at that. no one killed.
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ten people injured. in detroit, three people killed and up to 20 injured when whether there was another chain reaction accident on i-75. in michigan, this violent crash split this car really in two. leaving half the sedan on the road, the other half in the woods. the people in the car actually survived this crash with no serious injuries. don't try this at home. in fact, don't try this at all. a woman in ohio kicking out the window of a police car. even after the window was out, she kept kicking. the woman arrested for allegedly assaulting her mother, and they say this is an ugly example of the influence of too much alcohol. breaking news we're following at this very moment. explosion or explosions outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. the capital city of turkey. several people we believe have been injured. again, explosions outside the u.s. embassy ankara in turkey.
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breaking news to tell you about. ed koch, three-time mayor, dead at age 88 from congestive heart failure. >> helped bring back new york from the brink, from major economic problems in the '70s. a free spirit, cheery, stanning outside subway stations. he had that famous phrase, how am i doing? a long time, voters said really
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well. very supportive of this man, huge in the jewish community as well. his endorsement sought by many presidential candidates every four years, mayor ed koch, pictures of him there. also a vast array of interests. he would write movie reviews he would e-mail out to a wide e-mail list so people could see what he thought. >> made a lot of appearances "sex and the city." >> he has been battling illness some time. 88 years old. congestive heart failure. recently admitted to the hospital. in intensive care. the old wives tale that kids in the city thought his first name was mayor. they didn't know it was mayoed. they thought it was mayor koch, he was that big of a figure. >> after leaving city hall in
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january 1990, he started battling these assorted health problems. the job kept him spry and spunky. >> one of the bridges into new york city very recently named after mayor ed koch. a congressman before he ran for mayor. became mayor in 1978 and new york city having major economic problems and he helped bring it back. a fierce battle at one point with the transit union. a big subway strike. and he broke the subway union, won that battle and serve throughout the 1980s. >> another famous line, you punch me, i punch you back. i don't believe it's good for one's self-respect to be a punching bag. told it like it is. >> he played politics, and endorsed president obama the last presidential election, but not as loud of an an endorsement as some of president obama's
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people were hoping for. the words he spoke really were that important. >> mayor koch dead at the age of 88 of congestive heart failure. just yesterday, we were reporting he was admitted to the hospital and he was admitted into the intensive care unit. >> we'll take one pause for more breaking news. there are reports of explosions outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. there are injuries, we are getting more details. we'll bring them to you as soon as they come in. >> we don't know how many injuries are there. let's bring in richard socaridies. >> you are a new york city resident. you knew mayor ed koch. fill us in, how big of a deal this man is. >> he's a hero in new york for having saved new york from
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bankruptcy. he lived through that, the financial crisis, the first new york financial crisis. he pretty much with the help of some bankers, single handedly saved new york from bankruptcy. he was a larger than life character. he lived a block from me, a block from where live now. everywhere he went, people would stop him on the street and say hello. a larger than life figure. in the spirit of like a big new york mayor. >> three-term mayor. entire 1980s essentially. >> it's interesting he beat mario cuomo for mayor, before he ran for governor of new york, he ran for mayor. and ed koch beat him. and mario cuomo became governor of new york. this is an end of an era. >> he lived just a block away from you. did you chat with him? had you seen him recently?
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we reported yesterday that he was taken to the hospital and put in intensive care. >> yeah, he been -- he had been sick, but we saw -- people saw him a fixture in the neighborhood, occasionally at events, he was getting old, sick, but i don't think he was very sick for a long time. knew within the last couple of days, you knew that it was not looking good, but -- >> were you on the famous movie e-mail list. ed koch would see movies and send reviews to the wide and growing list of e-mail recipients. >> no, i did not get the e-mail. but a neighborhood place where famously he would have lunch every week with exstaffers, and it's in our neighborhood in near washington park in lower manhattan. >> how will he be remembered? >> i think he'll be remembered -- he was a veteran, mayor for a very long time. you know, his brashness captured
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new york. >> how am i doing? >> he was as big as new york, and new york was as big as him. i think he'll be remembered as someone who symbolized an era in new york and saved the city. >> let's pause for a moment and take a look back at the life of former mayor ed koch. >> reporter: you occupied city hall for 12 years, but never stopped new yorkers if he deserved to be there. >> maam i doing all right? >> reporter: he was elected for three terms, never afraid to do and say what he wants. >> i intend to keep it for a long time. >> reporter: he won his first term in 1977, a time when new york city was bankrupt. >> when i came in, the potholes were enormous, the trains -- the subways had fwra feety. crime was rampant. >> reporter: he led the city
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back to financial solvency. more than that, he gave new york attitude. >> i'm a liberal with sanity. >> reporter: koch arranged other ways for people to commute. he was brash. >> will the next cook please stand up? i brought a spirit back to the city of new york that was absent. new yorkers were ashamed of living here because of what prior administrations had done. >> you can see some of the spirit right there. >> oh, my gosh. a statement from mayor michael bloomberg. earlier today, new york city lost an you irrepressable icon, a more charismatic cheerleader and champion. a great mayor, a great man and a great friend. in elected office and as a private citizen, he was our most tireless, fearless and gilless civic crusader. through his tough, determined leadership and responsible fiscal stewardship, ed helped
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lift the city out of its darkest days and set it on a course for an incredible comeback. part of what mayor bloomberg released on the passing of ed koch. >> there will be a lot of tributes in the next couple of days. the truth, he was very controversial, even when he was mayor, and not afraid to offend people. said what was on his mind. in a rare tradition, we don't see that much in politicians now. he would tell you, no matter who you were, no matter where he was, cameras rolling, whatever, he would say what he thought, and early in his career, served in congress and he was -- he was a liberal. a new york liberal -- new york jewish liberal at its best in the tradition of that and he became mayor and after he became mayor as some people do, as he got older, he became much more conservative. some people would say middle of the road. very controversial and while he saved the city from fiscal crisis, he also served during the beginning of the aids epidemic and was a very
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controversial figure in that. >> one more thing i want to add that i neglected. as we mourn mayor koch's passing, the flags of city hall buildings will be flying at half staff. >> mayor ed koch, dead at the age of 88 of congestive heart failure. that's all for "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. "starting point" with soledad o'brien starts now. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. ...tax time can ofbe...well...taxing. so right now we'll give you... ...$10 off any turbo tax
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